began. drafted by the hornets in 1996. eventually traded to the lakers for vlade divac. trying to become the fifth member of that 30,000-point club, kareem abdul jabbar, karl malone, michael jordan and wilt chamberlain. under 20 seconds left in the first. got a steal and a dunk at the other end. kobe, eight points in the first frame. only 5 away from 30,000. get right to work. he will play above the rim at his advanced age. he's one away. and kobe, here it comes. here's history. popping. and so is the floater over robin lopez. point number 30,000 and 30,001 for his career. and he continued to work in the second half. later, mike d'antoni said i want to see him get started on the next 30,000. here in the third quarter, throwing down. kobe, with 29, as the lakers win, 103-87 is your final. michael jordan, the only other member of the 30,000 point club to hit the mark against the team that drafted him. >> eight letters. k-o-b-e, e-s-p-n. >> if you have to explain it. >>> you heard him mention bryant's advanced age. he's 34 years old. >> remember that bryant started in the league at age 18.